Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tutorial: Using Stencils with Embossing Paste

We have a simple and fun tutorial from Giovana using a Sheena Douglas stencils called Summer Meadow.  She also used some of the Dreamweaver Black Embossing Paste.


Supplies used:
Start with a piece of watercolor paper (3.75" x 5"), mist the paper with Fireworks Sprays in London Fog, Summer Sky and Rhubarb Stalk.


After spraying...


Using Claret StazOn Ink, Giovana stamped flowers on the background. 


Next, position the Summer Meadow Stencil, and cover it with Dreamweaver Matte Black Embossing Paste, gently removed the stencil and set aside.


While the paste still wet, sprinkle Dreamweaver Gold Metallic F/X. Set aside to dry. After it is completely dry, get a little bit of the gold fix and rub it on the embossed areas. It will give the black a really nice shimmer.



Sponge a bit of Tumbled Glass and Scattered Straw around the embossed areas.



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Friday, November 7, 2014

October 2014 Challenge Winners

We had so many amazing entries for our challenge in October.... you all love Buttons and Bows! Are you ready to see the winners?

Our Card of the Month:


This wonderful card featuring Party Paws decoupage, by Kelly Lloyd.

And our Top Three:


This gorgeous Moonbeam Meadow card from Natalie Grantham. Love all of those flowers!


Angela Jervis' adorable festive Bebunni card.

This stunning Sheena Douglass butterfly colored by Karen Petitt.

Each month we also select randomly drawn winners for a £30/$30 gift voucher to Crafter's Companion UK or Crafter's Companion US. Congratulations to Gracie CH - thanks for adding your lovely card!

Congratulations to all of our winners! Please email prizes@crafterscompanion.com (let us know which prize you won) and we will get your blinkies to you! Hope to see you all playing along in this month's Christmas/Winter challenge! To enter from our Crafter's Companion UK Facebook page, click here: http://a.pgtb.me/NKHHP0

Don't forget, you can now play along using ANY craft products you'd like. As long as you follow the monthly theme, you will be eligible for the random prize draw. To be eligible for our top card honours and to be featured on our blog and Pinterest board, you must use Crafter's Companion products as outlined in the challenge guidelines.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Birthday Week Giveaways!


We’re celebrating the ninth birthday of our sister company in the UK in style, with a week of crafty heaven, running from Monday 20th to Monday 27th October!

We’ve put together fabulous offers, FREE Continental US shipping and DOUBLE Loyalty Points on all orders throughout the week plus you'll get a FREE gift with every order over $25! These offers are only available while stocks last, so grab yours now! Click here to view all Birthday Week offers!

Some of our Design Team members are joining in on the fun too, with a chance for you to win this adorable Bebunni Celebration stamp set (pictured in the cards above). Click the links below to visit their blogs for a chance to win!


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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Birthday Week!


We’re celebrating the ninth birthday of our sister company in the UK in style, with a week of crafty heaven, running from Monday 20th to Monday 27th October!

We’ve put together fabulous offers, FREE Continental US shipping and DOUBLE Loyalty Points on all orders throughout the week plus you'll get a FREE gift with every order over $25!


Whether you like embossing and die-cutting or are an avid stamper and colorist, there’s something for everyone this Birthday Week. These offers are only available while stocks last, so grab yours now! Click here to view all Birthday Week offers!

And don't miss our FREE downloadable papers and embellishments (used on the card above, along with the free Bebunni stamp you'll get with every order over the value of $100)! Use them to play along in this month's Buttons & Bows challenge for a chance to win a $30 gift certificate. Enter here: http://a.pgtb.me/2Pp5qb

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Please Welcome... Melissa Cash!

We are thrilled to welcome Melissa Cash to our International Inspiration Design Team!


Here's a little something Melissa put together using the new Moonbeam Meadow Collection.  The stamp set is called Time Out and she beautifully colored the image with the Spectrum Noir Markers listed below.




Spectrum Noir markers: BGR1, BT1, BT9, CG2, DG2, DG4, DR1, DR5, EB1, EB2, EB3, GB4, GB7, GB8, GB9, IB1,LY1

We're looking forward to sharing Melissa's fabulous projects with you!


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Tutorial: Lady Liberty Stencil

Today we have another tutorial from Kendra with the new Sheena Douglass stencils! She's used the Liberty stencil along with the eBrush System & Spectrum Noir markers.



Supplies:


Directions:

Step 1: Tape the stencil to the cardstock using the EZ Release Tape so everything stays in place while using the eBrush System. This tape is great for masking or holding things in place because it is very easy to remove and doesn't ruin your cardstock.


Step 2: Loaded LG2 Spectrum Noir marker in the eBrush System and put the machine on the medium air brush setting and spray the entire area. (If you don't have an eBrush System, you can also use an ink pad and sponge to apply the color.)


Step 3: Using the LG4 in the eBrush, spray on the light setting over the entire area.


Step 4: Using the LG5 Spectrum Noir marker, spray on the medium setting on the left edges of the robe of Lady Liberty.



Step 5: Carefully remove the stencil, keeping one side taped down & see how the image looks.  If you need to apply more ink, replace the stencil and continue with the eBrush.

Step 6: Apply clouds with Memento Summer Sky ink, a sponge and a hand cut cloud stencil.

Step 7: Add a sentiment from the Sheena Douglass Free as a Bird stamp set & Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black.

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